The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson

February 12 - March 28, 2014

A man and child in full mardi gras regalia

Explore photographs and folk art with a focus on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African-American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.

On Wednesday, February 12, the exhibition opened with a showing of Bury the Hatchet from 3-5:00PM at the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater I. The event featured guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows, who was there to answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a moderated discussion.

The exhibition was underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.